Floral Bath Bombs Bar Recipe
Taking a relaxing bath after a stressful day really helps me reset my mind. I love using Bath Bombs – these can be made in any shape, depending on the mold you choose to use. These Floral Bath Bombs happen to be in Bar Shape. I’ve really enjoyed learning the craft of making these in my home. It can seem daunting, but once you get some practice in, it gets much easier. You also learn what ingredients and brands you prefer, what scents best suit you, and more. It’s also much more affordable than purchasing at most retailers. I’ve found several that I LOVE from local stores and crafters, but I like to use them more often that my budget allows for. That’s when I decided to try my hand at making them. The upfront cost may seem not so affordable, but buying in bulk helps, and once you see how far the bulk supplies stretch and last, the cost seems more reasonable to me 🙂 I hope you enjoy making and using these Floral Bath Bomb Bars as much as I do!
Floral Bath Bombs Bar Supplies Needed
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk on Amazon)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup white kaolin clay (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80 (I get mine on Amazon)
- 10-20 drops Lavender essential oil (I get mine on Amazon)
- 10-20 drops Rose essential oil (I get mine on Amazon)
- Dried roses (I get mine from Amazon)
- Dried lavender (See above)
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- Silicone or plastic mold (I get mine from Amazon)
- 1 large mixing bowl
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, white kaolin clay and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub. Add the rose and lavender essential oils. Mix all ingredients well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of the dried roses and lavender to the bath bomb mixture. Mix well.
Add the mixture to the silicone or plastic mold.
Press firmly. Fill to the top. Allow to dry at least 24-36 hours. To remove, gently pop the bars from the mold. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Drop 1-2 bars in a warm bath.
These Floral Bath Bombs Bar make a great gift idea, just wrap with ribbon!
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These are a few items I find helpful when preparing these Floral Bath Bombs Bars in my own home:
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 5 LbsMilliard Citric Acid 5 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade NON-GMO Project VERIFIED (5 Pound)ARGO Cornstarch – 35oz – CASE PACK OF 2KAOLIN CLAY White Cosmetic NATURAL POWDER 1 LB Facial Mask Spot Treatments (1 -16 oz Bag)Island Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 OuncePolysorbate 80 (Solubilser) – 500gLavender Essential Oil – 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade by Healing Solutions Essential Oil – 10mlRose Essential Oil – Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil – 10mlAlive Herbal Organic Dried Red Rose Buds And Petals, Food Grade Non-GMO, Vegan & Kosher 4 OZ.DriedDecor.com French Lavender Dried Lavender Buds – 1 Pound – Dry FlowersRayson Empty Spray Bottle, Frosted Assorted ColorsFunshowcase Rectangular Oblong Chocolate Cracker Bar Stick Block Ice Cube Jelly Tray Cylinder Silicone Candy MoldPyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)
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